BCS Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner
Classroom Course


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BCS Business Analysis Foundation

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The BCS Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner is a 3 day intensive training course that enable learners to develop a broad understanding of the approaches and principles of business analysis. The course will give individuals a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of how to support a successful business change programme within the organisation. The course takes learners through an end-to-end holistic approach that involves four aspects of the business system including people, processes, organisational structure and technology. Learn how to identify a business situation and associated issues to meet the different solutions to business needs. We are one of the best classroom training providers for education in business analysis in London. Our 3 day course is popular, highly rated and recommended by our previous learners. Individuals can learn in a great classroom setting along with other benefits such as printed course material, stationery and refreshments.

The course will give learners the skills and knowledge on how to identify and evaluate options to improve business functions. The course will discuss topics at length which include an introduction to business analysis, strategy analysis, competencies of a business analyst, business analysis process model, stakeholder analysis and management and modelling business processes. The final assessment will be based on an official exam which is held on the last day of the training programme. The format for the examination is written open book.

The course will give learners an overview of making a business and financial case, know how to develop a business strategy and implement business change. Learners will be awarded the BCS Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner certification upon successful completion of the course.

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When can I start?

CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HU Monday, 5 February, 2018 10am – 1pm 1 Day (3 hrs) £449 (inc. VAT)

Key points

♦ Learn the fundamentals as well as the complex level roles and competencies required by an effective business analyst

♦ Gain a thorough understanding of the different techniques and principles involved in business analysis

♦ Learn up-to-date information from experts in the industry

♦ Gain an understanding of how to analyse business systems

♦ Learn to develop a business strategy, apply strategic analysis techniques, improve business systems and give recommendations for business improvements

What will I study?

Foundation Level

♦ What Is Business Analysis

♦ The Competencies of a Business Analyst

♦ Strategy Analysis

♦ The Business Analysis Process Model

♦ Investigation Techniques

♦ Stakeholder Analysis and Management

♦ Modelling Business Processes

♦ Defining the Solution

♦ Making A Business and Financial Case

♦ Establishing the Requirements

♦Documenting and Managing Requirements

♦ Modelling Requirements

♦ Delivering the Requirements

♦ Delivering the Business Solution

♦ Exam Booking – Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

Practitioner Level

♦ Understanding the strategic context

♦ Project discipline for business analysis studies

♦ Understanding the situation / issues

♦ Analysing stakeholder perspectives

♦ Analysing and modelling business activities

♦ Identifying potential solutions

♦ Making the business case

This intensive Three-day course includes

♦ The ability to learn from an expert tutor in the industry

♦ Course material is delivered straight to you via an online system

♦ Professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams

♦ 24 hour system access for a 1 year period

♦ All associated course material

♦ An effective support service and study materials

♦ A BCS – Business Analysis Foundation & Practitioner Course certificate (on passing the exam)

♦ Free refreshments and Wi-Fi

What will I learn?

By the end of the Business Analysis Foundation classroom course you should be able to:

   ♦ Ability to understand the role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst

   ♦ Understand the diverse business systems and business process modelling

   ♦ Gain an overall understanding of strategy analysis

   ♦ Understand how a business strategy is accurately developed

   ♦ Learn how to apply effective strategic analysis practices

   ♦ Ability to understand the need for project discipline

   ♦ Learn how to further improve business systems

   ♦ Understand the importance of managing stakeholders and using stakeholder analysis techniques

   ♦ Learn to make recommendations for business improvements

   ♦ Understand the elements of business development and implementation of change

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at:

♦ Business Analysts

♦ Business Directors

♦ Business managers

♦ Project Managers

♦ Change Managers

What are the entry requirements?

♦ You need to be at least 16 years old

♦ You should have a basic grasp of English, Maths and IT

Business Analysis exam details

♦ Duration: 1 hour

♦ Computer based exam

♦ Multiple choice

♦ Closed book

♦ Pass mark: 65%


Practitioner Level

♦ Duration: 1 hour and 15 reading time

♦ Written exam

♦ Open book

♦ Pass mark: 65%

What qualification will I gain?

All learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded a BCS – Business Analysis Foundation & Practitioner Classroom Course certificate

Career Path

Foundation level

This course qualifies you to become a Business Consultant, which involves leading and managing various projects. The average salary of a Business Consultant in the UK is £38,241, and this will increase with experience (payscale.com). This course qualifies you to fulfil any of the following roles:

♦ Business Analyst

♦ Business Analytics Analyst

♦ Business Change Analyst

♦ Business Consultant

♦ Financial Consultant

Practitioner Level

Once you successfully complete the BCS Business Analysis Practitioner course you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to https://www.payscale.com.

♦ Business Analyst – (£36,335 per annum)

♦ Business Consultant – (£38,142 per annum)

♦ Financial Consultant – (£35,983 per annum)

Who will teach me?

Steve Garrod is the classroom teacher who will be conducting the training during this 3-day intensive course. He has over 20 years of teaching experience to share with you, so you’ll truly be learning business analysis from the best! Learners will develop the knowledge and skills related to the lifecycle for business change. Gaining an accredited and recognised BCS certificate will be a real boost to your career. Get prepared and learn to be a brilliant business analyst with this fantastic BCS Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner Certificate course.

Terms and Conditions

Learners can cancel the course and receive a full refund 10 business days prior to the start date of the course. If we do not have 10 business days’ notice we cannot offer a refund.

Global Edulink reserve the right to reschedule any classroom session up to 48 hours prior to the classroom session. The session may be rescheduled due to tutor illness, low numbers of attendees for the session or other unforeseen circumstances.


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Hampton Kendall

The course was absolutely interesting and challenging for me. The tutor always communicated things in a clear way which helped to clarify any confusion. In general, the course was very useful for me at work and for my career path. I will highly recommend it to my colleagues and others interested in business analyzing.

Camelia Linda

The tutor was immensely helpful and knowledgeable, and the teaching style and techniques helped me to gain better and wider understanding of the subject and has given me a lot of confidence in pushing forward towards my career goals.

Patricia Persis

The thing I liked the best about Global Edulink is teachers are always there to help whenever you need. And the teacher makes sure you understood everything before moving on to the next topic. However, this course is perfect for everyone who wants to constantly enhance their current abilities or learn about different areas of interests.

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